One of the great things about the United States of America is that it is a country that firmly believes in activism. You can get politically active in almost any area of this country and people will respect you for it.
Right now, many people are getting active in the area of immigration reform. Many people properly understand that immigrants are people who face hardships in getting to this country and they deserve the rights that every American enjoys on a daily basis.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two political activists who are looking to reform the way immigration is seen here in the United States of America. They own and operate the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund which they use to train younger activists on how to lobby for reform.
Throughout the years, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have discovered that many people will do everything within their power to harm immigrants once they come to this country.
They have been very disheartened by the activities of Sheriff Joseph Arpaio from the Maricopa County. It is true that many news outlets refer to him as “America’s Toughest Sheriff.”
This toughness however often comes out in brutality against the Hispanic and Latino populations. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have published about his criminal activity through their media conglomerate the Village Voice Media. By doing so, they hope Americans will have compassion for what Hispanics go through in getting here.
Sheriff Joseph Arpaio is an encyclopedias worth of evil activity toward illegal immigrants. It all began when he mismanaged the Maricopa Department specifically so that it would be racially biased against the immigrant community. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
It started when he fired the officers who were not willing to engage in racial profiling. He then put racist police officers in their places. On top of this, there were cash bonuses awarded to every police officer that was able to detain and deport an illegal immigrant.
Sheriff Joseph Arpaio has always been known to be a man who retaliates against people who do not bow to his might. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would also be recipients of this retaliation. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/
On October 18, 2007 Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin had their First Amendment right to the freedom of speech violated. Sheriff Joseph Arpaio gathered his Selective Enforcement Unit and illegally entered the homes of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin and confiscated all materials regarding him.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were able to report on this matter and the nation stood on their side. As citizens cried out against this breach of the Constitution, the pressure became so great toward Sheriff Joseph Arpaio that he had to release the two heroes.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would go to court with the Maricopa County over this matter and as a consequence the Maricopa County would pay $3.75 million to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.
This was the starting capital the two needed to begin the immigration activist group the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.